San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase comes to Hazard Center April 20-27
Pacific Arts Movement, presenter of the 7th San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, is proud to host their showcase at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas, Hazard Center. This is the largest Spring Showcase yet with more than 20 films and programs! During the eight-day festival, moviegoers will enjoy upbeat romantic comedies, political dramas and movies-of-the-moment. Watch the showcase trailer for a taste of the films ahead!
To help you navigate through the 20+ films, we’ve highlighted three flicks you should see at the Spring Showcase:
You’ll be humming for days after you see POI E: THE STORY OF OUR SONG
Now New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem, “Poi E” mixes Maori tradition with a disco beat. This joyous documentary tells the story of a community that came together to preserve culture and language under the vision of the inspiring soul singer Dalvanius Prime. Learn the iconic tune’s journey from the 1980s to now, and leave the theater smiling. Thursday, April 20 at 7:00pm
You’ll cheer on every contestant in SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN
In Hong Kong, Sunday is the one day a week Filipino workers get to congregate in the streets to commune, crack jokes, celebrate birthdays, and, every now and then, throw beauty pageants. Director Baby Ruth Villarama, who will be in San Diego for the screening, lovingly captures the details of a life where there is little boundary between the personal and professional spheres. Saturday, April 22 at 3:20pm & Monday, April 24 at 7:55pm
You’ll see why dating your boss isn’t such a good idea in SHE’S THE BOSS
Fiery boss Oanh has one simple rule: no intra-office romances. Little does anybody know that she is violating her own rule. Unhinged and free-flying, SHE’S THE BOSS is a splashy showcase for some of Vietnam’s most radiant comedic talents that showcases a compelling battle-of-the-sexes across work and home. Friday, April 21 at 7:55pm
The full lineup of films and tickets are available at sdaff.org. Tickets are also available on-site at the festival’s headquarters, Ultrastar Mission Valley Cinemas. General admission tickets are $12 with the exception of Sunday, April 23, when admission will be free for those 17 and under! No matter your movie preference, we hope you laugh, cry or cheer along as you experience Asian and Asian American film at #SDAFFSpring.